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2012-01-26 14:01:56

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Thursday that his foundation would be donating $750 million to help fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Gates said in a statement that by supporting the Global Fund to Fight Aids, "we can help change the fortunes of the poorest countries in the world." He said the funds could be used immediately to "save lives, whether it is bed nets (to protect against mosquitoes carrying malaria) or TB (tuberculosis)...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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